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There are two pretty distinct sides to Mike Scheidt's voice: With YOB and VHOL, he deals in a bottomless roar (which is aided by occasional Halford-ian shrieks on the VHOL record); on his solo stuff,…   Read Story »
If you care even a little about the ongoing health of folky singer-songwriter music, Laura Marling is your girl. Her 2013 album Once I Was An Eagle was one of the best recent examples of the genre in…   Read Story »
When he was recovering from his band's horrific bus crash in 2012, Baroness frontman John Baizley had to relearn how to play guitar, and he claims that he did so by playing along with the music of…   Read Story »
Townes Van Zandt, the elegant Texas troubadour who authored some of the finest songs ever written over the course of his 52 troubled years, was always quick to make it known that he was very much in…   Read Story »
Last night, Andrew Bird stopped by the eerily silent, hurricane-stricken studio at the Late Show With David Letterman, bringing Tift Merritt, his peer in singer-songwriterdom, with him. Bird played…   Read Story »
Townes Van Zandt's almighty ballad "If I Needed You" is one of those near-perfect songs that it's just about impossible to effectively cover, even if that hasn't stopped every subway-platform…   Read Story »